Neil deGrasse Tyson Is A Horrible Person

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puttefnask's picture

He responded to this on facebook as many people had a similar reaction.(I'm just adding context, not taking sides).

 

"Yesterday, a Tweet I posted in reaction to the horrific mass shootings in America over the previous 48 hours, killing 34 people, spawned mixed and highly critical responses.

 

If you missed it, I offered a short list of largely preventable causes of death, along with their average two-day death toll in the United States. They significantly exceeded the death toll from the two days of mass shootings, including the number of people (40) who on average die from handgun homicides every two days.

I then noted that we tend to react emotionally to spectacular incidences of death, with the implication that more common causes of death trigger milder responses within us.

 

My intent was to offer objectively true information that might help shape conversations and reactions to preventable ways we die. Where I miscalculated was that I genuinely believed the Tweet would be helpful to anyone trying to save lives in America. What I learned from the range of reactions is that for many people, some information –-my Tweet in particular -- can be true but unhelpful, especially at a time when many people are either still in shock, or trying to heal – or both.

 

So if you are one of those people, I apologize for not knowing in advance what effect my Tweet could have on you. I am therefore thankful for the candor and depth of critical reactions shared in my Twitter feed. As an educator, I personally value knowing with precision and accuracy what reaction anything that I say (or write) will instill in my audience, and I got this one wrong.

 

Respectfully Submitted

Neil deGrasse Tyson"

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GKhan's picture

Walter White that thing Neil.

 

 

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Maxpower's picture

Perfection.

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Beldazz's picture

Lol this is exactly what sprung to mind. It's almost as if Neil is responsible for a mass shooting and is attempting to justify it to himself.

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daftcunt's picture

I'm a little bored right now and thus rewatching Breaking Bad, still the best series of all times to me.

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daftcunt's picture

This was his tweet:
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In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose… 500 to Medical errors

300 to the Flu

250 to Suicide

200 to Car Accidents

40 to Homicide via Handgun

Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.

10:58 - 4. Aug. 2019"

 

For a man with such an intellect this was a rather dumb idea, which especially will bring some of the left, who like him in general a lot, out against him. Like the twat in the video.

 

 

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GKhan's picture

"For a man with such an intellect this was a rather dumb idea..."

But this is the whole problem with brilliant people, the smarter they are the more they tend to be disconnected from others who aren't as smart as them.

What is unfortunate, is that this behaviour appears to be the same for sociopaths.

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daftcunt's picture

What is most dumb IMHO is that he does not compare apples with apples:
 

  • The Flu, like other illnesses, is a natural cause, which would be way worse if there wasn't tratment.
  • Medical errors and car accidents are just that: Accidents!
  • Suicide is an odd one if bullying or other external factors are concerned but other than that a personal decision that is nobody else's business

HOMICIDE is intentional killing. Here's the difference.

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